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: Daytime on Two

9.10 Technical Studies: 5: Presswork

9.38 Science Workshop: Fabrics 'A'
Written by Eurfron Gwynne Jones.

10.0 You and Me: Think of a Number
Rabbit is quite good at counting as long as Clive keeps out of the way.

10.15 Maths File: Fractions

10.38 Maths Topics: Trigonometry: 5
Graphs of sine, cosine, tangent. Negative angles.

11.0 Words and Pictures: Witches Four

11.17 The Music Arcade: 5: Vocal Sounds (2)

11.39 General Studies: Who is Big Brother?

12.5 Buongiorno Italia!: 5: Rivediamo un Po'

12.30 People First: A Home of One's Own
The last of five films aimed at the parents of children with a mental handicap.
Pius, Kate, Paul and Michelle are four young people looking forward to moving into their own flat. John, in his mid-30s, is equally looking forward to moving out of hospital back into the community. This move back into society in small semi-independent groups is reflected in the move of six severely handicapped teenagers out of a large hostel to an ordinary house.

12.55 Let's Go - Series 3: 5: Let's Go Out Together
Ten programmes for moderately mentally-handicapped young adults, presented by Brian Rix.

1.10-1.35 Micros in Schools: Quality Software?
How is educational software produced? What is being done to ensure its quality?
A BBC/Open University production

1.38 Let's See: Messages

2.1 Watch!: Eid

2.18 Read On!: 5: Journey On!
Travel reading: planning a journey and finding something to read on the way.

2.40 Zig-Zag: Hungry Times: 2: The Trial


Writer (Science Workshop): Eurfron Gwynne Jones
Producer (Science Workshop): Michael Coyle
Producer (You and Me): Roger Fry
Series producer (You and Me): Roy Thompson
Producer (Maths File): David Roseveare
Commentary (People First)/presenter (Let's Go): Brian Rix
Film editor (People First): Roger Guertin
Producer (People First): Robert Clamp
Producer (Micros in Schools): John Jaworski
Producer (Read On!): Geoff Wilson

: Closedown

: News Summary

with subtitles, followed by Weather

: Wildlife on Two

Encounter Underground
Narrated by David Attenborough
Down into the underworld of the ' Bulldog ' - not the canine variety, but an insect no bigger than half a matchstick - where Australian scientist Bob Taylor discovers creatures of elegance and grace whose egg-laying is mysteriously beautiful and their after-care for young ingeniously efficient.
Specialist photography
JIM FRAZIER and DENSEY CLINE (Mantis Wildlife Films)
Written and produced by Peter DALE and DIONE GILMOUR BBC Bristol
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Bob Taylor
Unknown: Jim Frazier
Unknown: Densey Cline
Produced By: Peter Dale
Unknown: Dione Gilmour

: Eight Days a Week

The sixth of eight weekly programmes presented by Robin Denselow , who looks at the week's most interesting events in rock and pop music-singles and album releases, books, videos, films, concerts and news.
Director JOHN whiston Producer JILL SINCLAIR


Presented By: Robin Denselow
Director: John Whiston
Producer: Jill Sinclair

: Great RailwayJourneys of the World

Last of the series Deccan with Brian Thompson
Nothing in the imagination can quite prepare the first-time visitor for the pure shock of India. But, armed with a £30 rail pass, BRIAN THOMPSON boards the ' 85 Down Madras Mail' with a few inward butterflies - but all south India to aim at.
Setfles producer ROGER LAUGHTON Director GERRY TROYNA
BBC Manchester
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Producer: Roger Laughton
Director: Gerry Troyna

: Discovering Hedgerows

A series of sevenmonthly films exploring the English hedgerow. October
Autumn cloaks the hedgerow in red and gold, and birds and mammals gorge themselves on nuts and berries in readiness for winter.
David Streeter and Rosamond Richardson discover the habits of some of the smaller, secretive animals of the hedgerow, visit a hedge-laying competition, and plan some Christmas treats with the last of the hedgerow fruits.
Film cameraman NIGEL MEAKIN


Unknown: David Streeter
Unknown: Rosamond Richardson
Unknown: Nigel Meakin
Producer: Erica Griffiths

: Brass Tacks Reports

Tender Loving Neglect
Reporter Tony Wilkinson
An 81-year-old great-grandmother joins the Brass Tacks team investigating the boom in private rest homes for the elderly. Jessie booked into a seaside home and lived 'under cover' for a week. Her experiences highlight serious weaknesses In the system of inspection and control. Yet the Government is pumping millions of taxpayers' money into the private sector, and planning huge increases for those who run the homes.


Reporter: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Debbie Christie

: Butterflies

by CARLA LANE starring
Wendy Craig , Geoffrey Palmer and Bruce Montague with Angela Browne
Film cameraman DAVID SWAN Film editor MONICA MEAD
Studllo lighting RON BRISTOW Designer JANET BUDDEN
* Subtitles on Ceefax page 270


Unknown: Carla Lane
Unknown: Wendy Craig
Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Unknown: Bruce Montague
Unknown: Angela Browne
Unknown: David Swan
Editor: Monica Mead
Unknown: Ron Bristow
Designer: Janet Budden
Directed By: Mandie Fletcher
Produced By: Sydney Lotterby
Ria: Wendy Craig
Ben: Geoffrey Palmer
Leonard: Bruce Montague
Amanda: Angela Browne
Adam: Nicholas Lyndhurst
Russell: Andrew Hall
Ruby: Joyce Windsor
Mr Conrad: Milton Johns
Jeannie: Sarah James

: Georgie Fameand the Blue Flames

The second of two concerts specially recorded at the Questors Theatre, London, in which Georgie Fame plays his own distinctive style of music.
Accompanied by the Blue Flames and featuring the alto saxophonist Peter King.


Unknown: Georgie Fame
Unknown: Peter King.
Producer: Laurence Vulliamy

: You Can't Liveon Cake

by ROBIN SCOBEY starring Ann Mitchell as Mary Seventy-year -old Mary Simmonds is suffering from premature senility. As she prepares to leave the home she has lived in all her married life to go into a nursing home, the past and present become intermingled in her mind.
Script editor maggie ALLEN Designer WALTER MILLER
Produced by BOB MCINTOSH
Directed by MARTYN FRIEND . BBC Scotland


Unknown: Ann Mitchell
Unknown: Mary Seventy-Year
Unknown: Mary Simmonds
Editor: Maggie Allen
Designer: Walter Miller
Produced By: Bob McIntosh
Directed By: Martyn Friend
Polly: Diana Rayworth
Chris: Colin Douglas
Donald: Bernard Gallagher
Mary's mother: Carmel McSharry
Young Mary: Geraldine Alexander
Young Chris: James Head
Young Donald: Andrew Kimpton
Elsie: Georgia Allen
Phillip: David Beckett
Dr Stanley: Peter MacHin
Dr Bryant: Richard Warner
Mrs Arthur: Sheila Donald
Drunk: Bill Riddoch

: Newsnight

John Tusa , Peter Snow.
Donald MacCormick and Joan Bakewell


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Peter Snow.
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producers: Peter Bell.
Producers: Tony Hall
Producers: Dave Stanford
Producers: John Morrell
Directors: Mike Catherwood
Directors: John Wilkinson
Editor: Nick Guthrie
Editor: Paul Norris
Editor: David Dickinson

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